I'm off to Stratford in the morning. Ever since I read about it in Clara Callan, I've wanted to do a day trip to Stratford by train to see a play. It just sounded kind of cool.
Of course, I read the book years ago and I'm only getting around to it now. Every summer, I'd think I should go see a play. Then things would come up and soon enough I was making plans for the next year. It was kind of a ritual.
This year things have finally changed. Last week, I looked at the fact that I would have Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday off this week and I quickly made plans before something else could come up.
So it's off to Stratford on the 1105 train to catch a matinee showing of Ben Jonson's Bartholomew Fair. Then it's an evening in Stratford and a train ride that will get me back to Union Station by 1130 at night.
So, am I the only one who has made travel plans inspired by a good book?